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Treasure Valley   By: (1876-1961)

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Treasure Valley by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor presents a captivating tale of adventure, friendship, and self-discovery set in the beautiful landscapes of Idaho. Although the title may not indicate the excitement that lies within its pages, this novel is a hidden gem that is sure to leave readers yearning for more.

The story revolves around a group of diverse characters who find themselves unexpectedly connected through a common goal – to uncover a long-lost treasure hidden in the depths of Treasure Valley. As they embark on this challenging quest together, their individual pasts, secrets, and personal demons slowly come to light, adding depth and complexity to their journeys.

MacGregor excels at creating strong, relatable characters who form a tight-knit bond that grows with each passing page. From the enigmatic and resourceful leader, to the shy yet intelligent genius, each character possesses unique qualities that add layers to the overall narrative. The author skillfully delves into their backstories, shedding light on their motivations and allowing readers to understand the depth of their character development.

The rich and expansive descriptions of the Treasure Valley region are a true highlight of the novel. MacGregor's attention to detail breathes life into the setting, making the reader feel as though they are right there, navigating through the lush forests, treacherous caves, and picturesque lakes alongside the characters. The vivid imagery not only adds to the overall atmosphere of the story but also brings the treasure hunt to life, further captivating readers' imaginations.

One aspect of the narrative that could have been further explored is the villains who stand in the protagonists' way. While their presence adds a sense of urgency and danger to the plot, their motivations and backgrounds are touched upon briefly, leaving some room for more in-depth exploration. However, this slight limitation does not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the novel.

Treasure Valley is an engaging and fast-paced read that seamlessly combines adventure, mystery, and emotion. MacGregor's ability to intertwine thrilling action sequences with moments of self-discovery and personal growth is commendable. The theme of friendship and the power it holds in overcoming obstacles is beautifully portrayed throughout the story, leaving readers with a warm and hopeful feeling long after the final page is turned.

In conclusion, Treasure Valley is a hidden treasure of a book that takes readers on an unforgettable journey filled with treasure hunts, heartfelt bonds, and cinematic landscapes. Despite its seemingly unassuming title, this novel is a rich and rewarding experience that fans of adventure and character-driven narratives will greatly appreciate. MacGregor's impeccable storytelling and masterful world-building make her an author to watch, and this book is a testament to her talent.

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TREASURE VALLEY

BY

MARIAN KEITH

Author of "Duncan Polite," "The Silver Maple," etc,

JENNINGS & GRAHAM

CINCINNATI, CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY,

SAN FRANCISCO

1909

Copyright, 1908, by

GEORGE H. DORAN

J. F. TAPLEY CO.

New York

CONTENTS

CHAPTER TOC I. THE HERMIT THRUSH SINGS II. AN ADVENTUROUS EXPEDITION III. HIS FIRST PATIENT IV. THE ORPHAN ARRIVES V. THE MILKSTAND CLUB VI. A FAMOUS PRACTITIONER VII. THE TRAINING OF THE ORPHANS VIII. A STRANGE COMRADESHIP IX. THE SONG IN THE NIGHT X. THE SECRET OF THE BLUE SILK GOWN XI. THE COMING OF ROSALIE XII. A RUSH FOR THE GOAL XIII. THE TREASURE BOOK XIV. THE HERALD OF SPRING XV. THE ELOPEMENT XVI. THE CALL OF THE BANSHEE XVII. THE DAWN XVIII. THE END OF THE WAITING XIX. THE HERMIT SINGS AGAIN ETOC

TREASURE VALLEY

CHAPTER I

THE HERMIT THRUSH SINGS

Then twilight falls with the touch Of a hand that soothes and stills, And a swamp robin sings into light The lone white star of the hills.

Alone in the dusk he sings, And the joy of another day Is folded in peace and borne On the drift of years away. BLISS CARMAN.

Other years, by the time the mid June days were come, the little brook that sang through John McIntyre's pasture field had shrunk to a mere jeweled thread of golden pools and silver shallows, with here and there only the bleached pebbles to mark its course... Continue reading book >>




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